Throwback: The Roots annual picnic era

When I was doing work with okay player (the Roots website) every time summer came around I knew I'd be on Delaware Ave in Philly filming the Roots Annual Summer Picnic festival.  The first year I shot it on behalf of the source, and the last two years I did it for the okayplayer staff.  Hot days, running from main stage to the tent shooting any and everything, artists everywhere backstage, shooting interviews in trailers and then running to catch performances.  It was a great learning experience on these shoots.  Best moment was having the entire press pit cleared for Nas' performance with the Roots and being the only photog/videographer allowed to be in the press pit... times I won't forget